Claude Viver’s beautiful, ethereal Lonely Child – a piece drawing from the Balinese gamelan tradition that was, according to the composer, “a long song of solitude”
Date/Time: Jan 18 2019, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pmVancouver, The Orpheum | Event calendar
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The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL is a celebration of new creations, and leading edge works for a modern symphony orchestra. The 6th Annual New Music Festival, the first under the baton of Maestro Otto Tausk, features a new commission for VSO Principal Percussion Vern Griffiths written by Canadian composer Nicole Lizée, a world première commission by Canadian composer Emily Doolittle, the Vancouver premières of Become Ocean by John Luther Adams and Ocean Child by Jan Sandström. And the VSO is once again thrilled to present Vancouver’s own Standing Wave in concert as part of the New Music Festival. The VSO’s Composer-in-Residence Jocelyn Morlock curates and hosts in her inimitable and insightful fashion.
"A brilliant musical scientist, Lizée’s madness is as steeped in method as any traditional classical composer, but she’s all about discovering the unimaginable." (CBC Music)
Claude Viver’s beautiful, ethereal Lonely Child – a piece drawing from the Balinese gamelan tradition that was, according to the composer, “a long song of solitude” – is paired with the world première of “breathtakingly inventive” Canadian composer Nicole Lizée’s Perxploitation, an intensely difficult and wildly imaginative multimedia work showcasing the talents of VSO Principal Percussionist Vern Griffiths. The concert closes with Henri Dutilleux’s Symphony No. 2, Le Double, which splits the orchestra in two and explores Baroque rhythms and structures.
Otto Tausk, conductor, Nathalie Paulin, soprano and Vern Griffiths, percussion.
Claude Vivier: Lonely Child
Nicole Lizée: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra (World Première Commission)
Henri Dutilleux: Symphony No. 2, Le Double